Shareholder & Investor Privileges

Thank you for your interest in partnering with your Chamber!  We are the area’s leading business organization and are committed to driving economic prosperity and business success in Catawba County and the greater Hickory region. Your investment enables you access to more than 2,000 business owners and managers in this market, helping you capitalize on your business opportunities, while joining the other leading organizations who support our vital program of work which supports economic growth and community development.  

In exchange for your investment, we’d like to extend tiered partnership privileges to your and every member on your staff.  Our team will assist you in choosing the level which best satisfies your needs and desired level of annual contribution.. We look forward to welcoming you as our newest Shareholder or Investor.

We have converted many of our programs to virtual events during the COVID-19 pandemic and remain ready to walk through this crisis with you, providing you essential resources to come out on the other side stronger.  Once the situation permits, we’ll look forward to meeting you in person down the road.  

Connections

  • For professionals, executives, business leaders and community builders looking to gain greater confidence in their ability to be successful in their endeavors, your Chamber serves as the convener to foster powerful and meaningful relationships among the business community.  
  • As a Chamber partner, you will receive invitations to more than 100 relevant and valuable networking events and professional development programs each year at special partner pricing.

Advocacy

  • Your Chamber is committed to driving economic prosperity and business competitive success for its Shareholders and Investors.
  • We are a strong pro-business voice that is your advocate for free enterprise.  We take bold positions to influence public policy on the state and federal level that represents the needs of our Shareholders & Investors, while collaborating with local government to ensure a friendly business environment that’s needed for you to start, grow and sustain.
                            • We are the creator of collaboration between education, business, and government in order to build a strong, skilled and diverse workforce.

Visibility

As a Chamber Shareholder & Investor, your business will be visible to others through a variety of avenues which include:

  • Targeted Sponsorship Opportunities 
  • Online Business Directory 
  • Visitor’s Center Referrals 
  • Social Media Features
  • E-newsletter mentions & features
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Other Exclusive Privileges & Cost-Savings

  • Learn more about receiving valuable discounts on your email marketing, office supplies, automotive insurance premiums and worker’s compensation insurance.  Click here
  • Receive priority complimentary or discounted one-on-one business counseling and other services such as, retreat facilitation, succession planning, market research and more with the Small Business Technology and Development Center. 
  •  Allow us to connect you with our partners at K-64 to assist you with talent recruitment, intern placement, and other opportunities to engage your team with the next generation of talent, click here